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quick final question from julie the road from mt. verse non and washington's port city. hello. >> george washington and george may sorry were very good friends. two wives, had anne, and she passed away. and then sara. wondering what the relationship was between martha and either of george mason's wives? >> they were friendly neighbors know, they never became intimate friends. friendship was a political casualty. but after the constitutional onvention, which, of course, washington sanctioned and mason it spelled in , many ways an end to their friendship. twitter, george and martha washington, quite the power couple. we close out bringing us full circle, what are the important things for people to the influence of martha washington. >> i think it's important to powerful she and on and how dependent he was her. his achievements were his achievements. him aving her there with made them much more possible. >> i think that's true. defined influence in a way that perhaps contemporary have difficulty understanding. but the fact of the matter is, she was the most influential of the earth face w
washington martha. she was always called patsy as lady bird johnson was never called claudia. so i was just wondering, you mentioned in his letters when he referred to her in his letter that it was just mentioned on the telephone that he did call her patsy. and i also wanted to mention that in the story that i'm reading about martha and george washington that the house, mt. vernon, was originally the home of his half brother, george washington's half brother. that he lived in a smaller farm. and i wondered if you are going to talk anything about his years as a surveyor or is this really about the years with martha as an adult? >> thank versus much. this is actually martha washington's time in the sun. so we won't talk about george's early career. what about the nickname patsy? >> patsy, pat, patty were the nicknames for martha in those days just as peg or peggy is a nickname for margaret. the martha nickname has fallen out of favor. nobody was named patricia back then. the only patsies were martha's. that was simply the common name. >> the smaller farm she's reference ing? >> smaller, it wa
is speak the truth. secondly, there is a new generation of leaders stepping forward in washington. new, young at leaders, people like rand paul and marco rubio and mike lee and kelly ayotte. [applause] you know what is incredible? five years ago, not one of them was in office. you have to go back to after world war ii to see an instance where the generation of leaders who were effectively defending free-market principles is a new generation stepping forward -- let me suggest something. if you look at that new generation, they are almost always exactly the same age. was 10 whence, i ronald reagan became president. i was 18 when ronald reagan left the white house. know how for the world war ii generation, many of them would prefer to fdr as "our president?" i will go to my grave with ronald reagan defining what it means to be present. -- president. [applause] he didn't blink. i have referred to this next generation, this new generation as the children of reagan. listen to them communicate. listen to kelly stand up and talk about free-market principles. listen to marco. listen to rent. --
washington. they are not careerists. of them are young, average age is about 35 to 40. we have been researching all the , and right enefits now, if you are a family and you take advantage of every program that is available you can receive almost without taxes per year backs of us. on the backs of us. my faith says i'm to help those that need help. that's not helping. ultimately that is hurting. hurting be everybody. may have done this at a town hall meeting before here. i have a book i believe concerned citizen ought to read and it is called "the tragedy of compassion." olaski.ritten by marvin he outlined how america used to help andle that needed it was highly effective in terms f turning people's lives around. they wanted help. kind of like you discipline your change ow you would behavior. ways think we have a long to go in terms of doing this. multiply programs are well intention ed, but in such a way that undermine y self-reliance. we need to khaeupchange that. is a big deal when it comes to the money our kids are going o have to pay in regard to those programs. who is next? tom
tonight. why, following on something tyler said, i keep a poster in my office in washington dc of my favorite movie, the shawshank redemption. i keep a poster there because it is about hope and suffering and survival and redemption. my favorite line in the movie is this, it all comes down to a simple choice. either get busy living or get busy dying. my friends, it is time to get busy living. i need your help. i want to hear from you. let's get to work. thank you very much. [applause] >> bruce braley, ladies and gentlemen. [applause] >> please welcome to the stage from the wingding committee, dean genth. >> good evening. that is some big shoes to follow. brand that other party that we know about, the democratic party respects and admires women throughout america. that is why it gives me great pleasure tonight to honor one of the greatest american female politicians with the beacon award. the beacon award was begun in 2008 and it was created to give an award to an outstanding nationallyatewide or who exemplifies the best of the democratic party ideals and values. 2008, it was awarded t
was hearing on mr. summers preemptively, which is sort of a standard washington exercise, that i don't like him. because when someone has worked hard for me and on behalf of the american people and i know the quality of those people and i see them getting slapped around in the press for no reason even before they have been nominated for anything, then i want to make sure that somebody is standing up for them. i felt the same way when people were attacking susan rice before she was nominated for anything. so i tend to defend folks that i think i've done a good job and don't deserve attacks. my main criteria for the federal reserve chairman is somebody who understands they have to do a mandate, a critical part of the job is making sure that we keep inflation in check, that our monetary policy is sound, that the dollars sound. those are all critical components of the job and we see what happens when the fed is not paying attention. we saw prior to paul volcker coming into place inflation shooting up in ways that really damaged the real economy. but the other mandate is full employment. and rig
in washington. that is not true. no doubt, it is a very big and complex job. it is literally a 24/7 job, that as my successor will soon learn, it is also one of the most rewarding jobs there is. what you do hear matters to the lives of people all across our great nation him and your decisions affect them in direct and tangible ways. you make sure their families are safe from terrorist threats, that their local first responders have equipment and training and funding, and that when disaster strikes people who have lost everything are given food and shelter and hope. and that thanks for that is not owed any single individual or cabinet secretary, but to that 240,000 dhs employees, many of whom work in tough conditions around the clock to accomplish our shared and noble mission, and that includes some who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. they are the backbone of your nation's homeland security, and over the past 4 1/2 years, it has been my pleasure to serve with them and build a more agile department of homeland security. i thank them, and i thank all of you. god bless you
that at 4:00 p.m. , and events-span2 marking the 50th anniversary of the march on washington continue saturday. 9:00 a.m. eastern on c-span, and also on c-span radio. majorws this hour that nip out's has been convicted in hassan has been convicted in the murder of 13 people and wounded more than 30 others at the texas military base. also in news, a report that congress will hold a gold medal ceremony for the victims of the birmingham bombing in that ceremony when they come back tuesday, september 10. our coverage ahead of the 50th anniversary of the march on our she did this weekend includes coverage today from the national urban league. we will have a complete program later, but here is a look at what they talked about earlier today. inin june, the supreme court their calculated decision to keep us from voting, to keep ups from the voting booth, was determined, as determined by the highest court of our land. the supreme court we have come to understand that we cannot count on to protect our rights or to respect the constitution that guarantees all our rights. constitution the that is
on the head, even in washington. we are divided and confused on the same issue. do we get involved? can we not get involved? >> i just learned a lesson from you. you have to have a policy. you have to think about contingencies. -- if you this more are on the defense, it is always bad. we are seeing some of this on an intellectual level. i have a lot of control over the discussions i have. being on the defensive, you can never get it right. the united states is on the offensive. it may be one analogy that is very of limited use. lawsuit and the lawyer tells you do not talk as much. you could be an expert witness. it is still in your interest the cause it is easy to get it wrong and easy to contradict something that you said before. research and and i do not know what is usually done there. everything you say is discoverable, even if you say it in a certain room. contradictions are not hard. we contradict ourselves. i cannot go further. >> we know that at the noon press briefing, you have to be able to respond. with a statement and that is a good deal of what gets us into trouble. no doubt a
, and gun control. from today's "washington journal." host: we are going to talk now about an interesting issue thanksgiving developing around the country as it relates to state's sovereignty. these are the reactions by states to federal law and what the states are trying to do about it in some cases. our guests this morning at the table are ilya shapiro of the cato institute. he's a senior fellow for constitutional studies, good morning. >> good morning. >> we are also joined by ian millhiser senior constitution policy analyst, appreciate your time. let me try to set this up by reading the beginning part of a politico piece published recently. and the piece says that infuriated by what they see as the long arm of washington reaching into their business, states are increasingly telling the feds keep out. bills that would negate a variety of federal laws have popped up this year in the vast yorte of states with the amount of anti-federal legislation sharply oun the rise during the obama -- sharply on the rise during the obama administration. mr. millhiser, get us started what kind of laws?
in washington and new york, this will only happen maybe in october or maybe later. there are no fixed dates yet about the possibility. we in iraq do support the legitimate aspirations of the syrian people. freedom, democracy, self- determination. iraq has tried to adopt independent, neutral position. not to side with one side against the other, but to seek and to support a peaceful, democratic solution in syria. there is no somebody whatsoever with the ba'athist regime. in fact, at one time when we called the international community to hold the syrian government responsible for terrorist acts in iraq, we were the only voice, all of our allies and friends abandon us in abandoned us in that call. unfortunately, there are some who have called for iraq used to -- iraqis tovolunteer on both sides in syria and have used religious justifications on the basis of sectarian confrontation. but let me be clear -- the iraqi volunteers who are fighting on either side in syria do not represent the policy of the iraqi government in any way. they are opposed to the smuggling of arms to syria. the government of
. it is not isolated to washington. it goes to your chief consul's office. discovery, do our that is where the rub is. you promised us full cooperation and yet the office of chief consul apparently has 70 attorneys delivering for documents a day per attorney, and they look like this. print, 6103.inute documentss working on , four pages a day or lawyer -- her lawyer. per lawyer. this minimal reduction is required by law? >> i have a couple statements. take --take lisi -- to redact information specific to taxpayers. all information, bottom line, whether redacted or unredacted is delivered to this congress. >> you have delivered less than one percent -- six use me for standing but i have to get over your stack. you have delivered less than one percent of the documents to the committee. >> i disagree with that conclusion. >> that is what chairman cap put out. >> i disagree with that. if i am allowed to explain i can provide -- >> here is my question. terms.uced 63 search you added some search terms. i am not disagreeing with your adding. that is fine. i want more, not less. you came up with this. it adde
washington rag it was, but one of them -- may not have even been washington, but the left wing went nuts talking about how i'm accusing people of squandering freshes food stamp money on crab legs when that was not the case at all. then right after that one of the washington papers did have a top page, front page story, and in that part of that story was a picture out here where seafood is sold, massive amount crabs for sale with a big red sign saying food stamp cards welcome. so many great friends there, even though they are brilliant, like me ok, but they ran with the story about how the left wing made a big deal out of it and all they had to do was go to a seafood place. i also saw a picture that was not in the paper, massive crab legs, they take food stamps. so obviously it seemed that the left wing blogs in their attempt to smear me actually exposed once again their ignorance. there are a lot of things that need to be fixed up. we want to help people that need food that can't provide for themselves, but if they can work, it's a good thing to push people in to trying to reach their g
.m. eastern. tonight, wendy davis's remarks from the press club in washington, dc and she talks about her future political lands and her 10 -- our filibuster in the state senate at eight 30 5 p.m. eastern. at 8:35 a.m.. -- p.m.. theill have the chair of "reign affairs committee on newsmakers." sunday at 10:00 here on c-span. >> mayor adrian fendi and councilmember vincent gray faced the most expensive election in recent ec history. adrian fancy raised nearly $5 million. benson great raised only $1.2 million. he won the public over. f he beatenty but shortly after he took office,suleimaon brown who ran for mayor said he was paid and promised a job in expressing for supporting fenty during the election. much of his story was true. they also uncovered an even bigger secret -- the shadow campaign. you had a campaign that was going on. then you had another set of folks who work in an office right next to thegray campaign. there were several workers during the campaign complaining about the other workers because they felt they were getting paid more and there was confusion as to who wa
of you, standing in washington before a group of people like you. because back then my life looked so very different. it looked a lot like my mom's life. my mom has a sixth grade education. after my parents divorced, she had no husband, no financial security and for children to raise. every meal my mother put on our table was a struggle for her. by the time i was 19 i also was already married and divorced and raising a young daughter myself, living in poverty and facing the same challenges and hardships i had seen my mother face. i was always on the brink of financial disaster back then. a flat tire on my car meant having to choose a belonging to a pond. opted for me it was 99 cents pizza rolls. experiences like that can absolutely zero of your vision, crush your optimism. for me, it came down to a simple calculation. if i really wanted to make a better life for amber, had a responsibility to improve my own. it was with a heart full of love for her that i started the journey. at the time i was working as a receptionist for a pediatrician. even though my paycheck was small, it was wort
care act. >> on the next washington journal, a look at what congressmen will be doing on ginger xt recess with gibson. the nga with governor gary rep cent d a accountability office report found in over 3400 cases of tsa in 2012.n the we'll discuss the report for the issue, of aviation steve lord. washington journal begins live 7:00 a.m. on c-span. >> this weekend on c-span -- >> i'll answer that if you tell us about your glasses. glasses. e google >> i see that. what are we doing? filming all of this. being filmed but it's being filmed by those cameras as well. good. it's >> telling mom -- your family what you're going to eat for down as soon as you look at your lunch. >> my mom made me lunch. congress began the five-week summer recess, spoke about the stalemate over the budget and debt ceiling. remarks from the house floor are half an hour. >> as the speaker knows, i'm whip.he minority as the minority whip, at the we normally week, have a colloquy between the and myself.der that colloquy is to discuss the week to come.he so discuss the priorities each side believes ought to be c
. president'sp to the news conference coming conversation from this mornings washington journal on the president's remarks on the recent george zimmerman verdict and looking at race relations in the u.s.. in a recent op-ed in "the washington post," you wrote on multiple occasions, obama has asked lacks to understand the high wire he is forced to walk on the subject of race. he has treated that we cut him some slack. so, even asne conditions in the but community have become more desperate. guest: yes, i did that. i wrote that as an op-ed in "the washington post," as a he for the president to speak at truthfully and boldly on the issues of race and racism and white still matters in this country. after the zimmerman verdict, many of us were stunned and concerned about raising these old questions and people of color get justice in the criminal justice system here in america. and i wanted the president to speak to that. president spoken to that in your point of view? guest: he surprised everybody by walking into the briefing room two days later and he spoke in a way, here, that no ot
. the rest is bluster. again, you can also call in on the next washington journal with michael hirsch joining us tomorrow. he will be discussing the latest developments from syria. talksthat, damien paletta about the upcoming debate between the white house and congress over the debt limit. in mid-october, the government reaches its debt ceiling. " tomorrown journal morning at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> the ark of the moral universe may bend towards justice, but it doesn't bend on its own. to secure the gains this country has made requires constant vigilance, not complacency. whether it is by challenging those who erect new barriers to help for ensuring that these carols -- the scales of justice were equally for all and not just a pipeline from underfunded schools to overcrowded jails, it requires vigilance. >> this begins on c-span, the 50th anniversary of the march on washington starting saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. eastern. five sunday on c-span2, calls and comments for ben shapiro at noon on book tv. the last all sail warship built by the u.s. navy. sunday at 7 a.m
, the washington institute and state discussion on syrian opposition groups. analysts discussed syrian military opposition. >> if i can have your attention, i am the director of research at the washington institute for mayor -- middle east policy. i will start with a logistical note. please follow my example and turn your cellphone off. it interferes with reception even if you put it on stun. i am pleased to see that we of august, adepths pretty nice turn out. this is a location we are using what our conference facilities are being rebuilt. i hope i will see some of you here on tuesday. we will also have an event about hezbollah's global reach. there is a book by that name be released on tuesday. this eventre holding in association with a study we will be releasing shortly. it is a study about syria's military opposition. it is written by three authors from the washington institute. we have advance copies of this study, which are at the registration table. you are welcome to pick one up on your way out. study will be released soon, but not yet and is not on our web site yet. to discuss the pote
you. washington journal for august the third. potential attacks by al qaeda has part of the state department to issue a worldwide alert for travelers. the attacks may occur before the end of august with north africa and the middle east been the focus of that threat. wall street journal reporting that a bill is being proposed that would double the amount of guest worker visas. turning to the economy, the unemployment figure is at
situated on? [applause] >> brother darnell, one of the organizers of the march on washington, he could not be acknowledged completely as a gay man. one of the main people who put this together could not be acknowledged and there are so many of our brothers and sisters, no matter what their identity is, you talked about the differently abled, not talking that our seniors. 60% of the african women who are old are in poverty or near poverty because of their lifelong experiences. we didn't talk about a lot of those things. unfortunately, we won't get a chance to talk about them. but i want people to keep that in mind and when we deal with issues of inclusion, he had to take some time to think about all of our people. a couple of points before i turn this over -- in 1963, there were about 18 million black people. 1.3% of the american -- of the african-american population in 1963 came against all odds. there was no place for them to stop and eat. although you know most folks had some chicken in a brown bag. [laughter] they had nowhere to stop or anywhere to relieve themselves. in parts of th
it is a garlic field or a citrus grove outside of orlando or orchards out in oregon and washington state. when i sit down and speak with women in the immigrant community, they all tell me the same thing. they share with me the horribly oppressive conditions that they work on, the sexual assault, sexual abuse, they are submitted to it each and every day. i want everybody in this room to think for one moment. if our country cannot protect the women in the armed forces of the united states of america where there have been thousands of cases of assault already documented, i want you just to imagine what happens to women out in the field every day that pick that lettuce, those tomatoes, the furits -- fruits and vegetables, that are the cornerstone, the foundation of our agricultural system, that it only happens to them there. i went out to iowa after a huge raid and i sat down with the women, women with bracelets put on them as though they were criminals. and the government went after them, but they did not go after the men who had abused them for years. the told me the same thing. they said to me, i
to be in washington. the economic recovery is still very slow and it is particularly slow here in rhode island. and we're trying to do things to get the economy moving more quickly, but we're trying to do so in a time when there is enormous conflict. and dissension in washington. and the one thing that i want to tell you about that, because it is my job to report back to you on what i see, and what's going on around me, is that what i see is not actually a lot of conflict between republicans and democrats. what i see is immense conflict, bitter conflict within the republican party. you have a tea party contingent that has one set of views. you have more moderate republicans who have a different set of views. they are really almost at each other's throats now. you have flat-out conflict on the floor of the senate between republicans. you have fights within the caucus. among republicans. you have one group raising money against the other group and it is really very, very contentious. we're kind of bystanders to that fight, but we experience the effects of it, because when one party is that divided and t
say that in visiting the cyber guard exercise, and cyber command, washington guardsmen were there. they were the educators. they work for microsoft or they ork for the software companies. and my take away rom that experience. interested in what the competencies are that you need for this. he was our cyber guy. he said it those competencies and then we want to put those on what is the realistic thing we can do with the six days of training. this is what we are really ooking at. >> we had a task force looking at that. the sergeant who is a great businessman and looking at the future, general mills makes an excellent point. you look at the amount of money and they train them up in all the services. let's say they serve six years active-duty and then they decide they do not want to be on active duty anymore. one of the thoughts i have charged them with is how do we do this? i guarantee you the microsoft and google's of the world are going to be able to pay them a lot more than they're going to be able to make their year six through year 12 in the military. can we come up with a constr
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